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Cover´s Game: Cuyahoga (The Decemberists, R.E.M.)

Os propongo hoy el juego de las versiones con un pedazo de cover que The Decemberists se ha marcado en vivo en el show Morning Becomes Eclectic, del que hace bien poco posteé un concierto de Best Coast. La versión en cuestión es el Cuyahoga, de REM, que aparecía en su Lifes Rich Pageant de 1986. En manos de The Decemberists, éstos le han rendido pleitesía y respeto para construir una versión magnífica. Merece la pena oírla y descargarla legalmente..

The Decemberists – Cuyahoga (REM cover)

“Let’s be honest, the title of The Decemberists‘ 2011 offering, “The King Is Dead,” looks like it unwittingly described a band in decline. Not that The Decemberists were ever king, but they clearly have ascended to indie royalty over the last decade. Over that time, the band has assumed many roles: folk saviors, bookish rockers, prog rockers, etc. Through all these changes, the band certainly never sounded boring, or bored, until “The King Is Dead.” Shockingly, the latest and most simplistic iteration of The Decemberists at times sounds like little more than an R.E.M. cover band (see: “Down By The Water”). It only makes sense, then, that they recently released a cover of R.E.M.’s “Cuyahoga”.  Whether a pastiche or simply a band working through an identity crisis in studio, it is actually a pleasure to hear The Decemberists sound so liberated. Freed from trying to be everything to everyone, the band sounds like they truly enjoyed recording this. If covering a beloved band can reignite The Decemberists’ creative fire, I am all for it; let’s just hope it carries over to the next record” (

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3 marzo, 2011 Posted by | The Decemberists | Deja un comentario


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